Let’s be honest, could anyone live without pasta? Hardly anyone, in fact like good Italians we couldn’t resist the call of this dish, which is the specialty of MiScusi, a new restaurant in Milan’s Cinque Giornate area.
We went to discover this Italian trattoria that combines the concept of fast food – in prices and in the ability to “personalize” each dish – with the quality of fresh pasta and of the carefully selected ingredients. Here’s how it was!
At MiScusi, three different types of fresh pasta are made in the open-plan pasta factory every day, where there is even a stone mill that grinds the durum wheat from Altamura for whole-wheat or durum wheat spaghetti, tagliatelle and paccheri (in the gluten-free option too!).
There are about a dozen of sauce toppings, from the classics, such as ragout or pesto, to the special ones, such as bottarga (fish roe) and toasted breadcrumbs flavoured with lemon.
Among the “contemporary” combinations, in addition to bottarga, there are the carbonara with local cheek lard, pumpkin and cabbage sautéed with chopped toasted almonds, turnip tops, anchovies and toasted breadcrumbs. We chose “Lo speciale”, a perfectly cooked pasta with a delicious cherry tomato sauce and basil!
For those who want to dare and leave the comfort zone, they can create their own recipe by choosing the type of cream or pesto (mediterranean, basil, pistachio and ‘nduja), the crunchy topping (pine nuts, pistachios, almonds, walnuts) and fresh cheese (burrata, stracciatella, bufala cream and sheep ricotta).
Long story short, there’s something for everyone! And for those who prefer stuffed pasta there is a short selection, such as ravioli with braised beef, ricotta and spinach pansotti with walnut cream and the “alla Veneta” salted codfish ravioli. And we almost forgot to tell you about the good glass of white wine we drank at dinner!
Located behind the Coin store in Piazza Cinque Giornate, MiScusi is easily reachable by public transport (tram 9, 12, 23 and 27) and by car, thanks to the various parking lots in the neighborhood!
Decorated in a minimalist style, MiScusi is a friendly and informal trattoria, but at the same time it is fun: once you have ordered your dish at the counter, you will return to the table with a question mark shaped gadget, which will light up when your order is ready. At this point, you only have to pick up the dish of pasta near the kitchen counter and…enjoy your meal!
A basic dish of pasta costs from 5.50 euros and it can increase depending on the chosen sauce. The stuffed pasta, however, costs around 12.50 euros. Adding a glass of wine at the modest sum of 3 euros you shouldn’t exceed fifteen euros, a reasonable price given the abundant amounts of pasta and top quality ingredients.
So, are you ready to create your dish of pasta?
Via Pompeo Litta 6, Milan
+39 02 8348 2226
Open every day from 12:30 to 15:30 and from 19:30 to 23
Read the original article on Conosco un Posto. This article was written and translated by Giorgia Ginevra Ferrais.